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Box Office Report for the Week - 27 Nov 2008
  ´Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!´ Looks Good ; ´Yuvvraaj´ Fails ; Good Haul For ´Dostana´!
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 Upcoming..  Verdict: -
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
The coming Friday will see an interesting clash between two smaller ventures, UTV Motion Pictures` `Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!` and Onir`s `Sorry Bhai!`. One feels that despite `Sorry Bhai!` having a much better cast of Shabana Azmi, Boman Irani, Sharman Joshi and Chitrangda Singh, it will be the better publicized Paresh Rawal, Abhay Deol and Neetu Chandra starrer, `Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!`, that will finally walk away with the honours!

 Yuvvraaj  Verdict: New
 Weekly Earnings: UK$168,091 ; US$264,362  Total Earnings: UK$168,091 ; US$264,362
 PB Rating: 6.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Subhash Ghai  Producer: Subhash Ghai
 Music: A.R.Rahman  Lyrics: Gulzar
 Starring: Salman Khan, Anil Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Zayed Khan, Boman Irani, Aushima Sawhney
 Genre: Drama  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Last Friday saw the release of one of the most lavishly mounted projects of recent times, Subhash Ghai`s Anil, Salman, Zayed and Katrina starrer, `Yuvvraaj`. Unfortunately, the film went the way we had predicted in our last report. The opening of the film was below the mark almost everywhere, except for a few stations of Rajasthan, Central and North India. Trade feels that `Yuvvraaj` has turned out to be too boring and too long. It needs heavy re–editing but even that wont be able to save the film because it is inherently a poorly executed show all the way. It is likely to entail heavy losses to its distributors. The Anil, Salman, Zayed and Katrina starrer has also been rejected in the Overseas.

 Dostana  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: India 27-28 crores ; UK$266,502 ; US$222,712  Total Earnings: India 27-28 crores ; UK$1,016,800 ; US$985,433
 PB Rating: 7.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Tarun Mansukhani  Producer: Karan Johar / Hiroo Yash Johar
 Music: Vishal & Shekhar  Lyrics: Anvita Dutt Guptan, Kumaar, Vishal
 Starring: Abhishek Bachchan, John Abraham, Priyanka Chopra, Bobby Deol, Shilpa Shetty
 Genre: Comedy  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Karan Johar`s Tarun Mansukhani directed `Dostana` was lapped up the multiplex audience quite well, especially in cities like Bombay, Delhi (mainly South Delhi), Pune and Bangalore. But collections in even these cities and, of course, in other places, began to drop from Monday/Tuesday onwards. Still, the week saw a good haul for `Dostana`. Given the fact that Yash Raj Film Distributors had acquired the world rights (excluding audio) of `Dostana` for Rs. 52 crore, the film has to sustain in the coming weeks in India. The Abhishek, John, Priyanak and Bobby (special appearance) starrer is already a hit in the Overseas.

 Dasvidaniya  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 1.20 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 1.20 crores
 Director: Shashant Shah  Producer: Vinay Pathak, Azam Khan, Shashant Shah
 Music: Kailash Kher, Naresh Kamath, Paresh Kamath  Lyrics: Kailash Kher
 Starring: Vinay Pathak, Ranvir Shorey, Rajat Kapoor, Neha Dhupia, Saurabh Shukla, Gaurav Gera, Suchitra Pillai, Sarita Joshi, Manoylo Svitlana, Brijendra Kala, Ikhlaq Khan, Suresh Menon, Purbi Joshi, Kiku Sharda, Kunal Kumar, Joy Fernandes, Sachin Khurana
 Genre: Drama  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Despite universal acclaim, `Dasvidaniya` failed to get substantial collections. Though credit must be given for whatever it achieved in the presence of a mighty opposition like `Dostana`. If it can show some legs in the coming weeks, `Dasvidaniya` can hope for at least a recovery, but even that looks very difficult, if not impossible.

 Golmaal Returns  Verdict: Above average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 2.50 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 53.50 crores ; UK$529,221
After a hurricane like start but a crashing second week, `Golmaal Returns` shows another huge drop. Taking into account the fancy procurement price, `Golmaal Returns` is now a above average fare in India. The film has done fairly well in UK.

 Fashion  Verdict: Above average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 2.25 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 28.50 crores
 PB Rating: 7.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Madhur Bhandarkar  Producer: Ronnie Screwvala
 Music: Salim-Sulaiman  Lyrics: Sandeep Nath and Irfan Siddhique
 Starring: Priyanka Chopra, Kangana Ranaut, Mugdha Godse, Samir Soni, Arbaaz Khan, Arjan Bajwa, and Arbaaz Khan
 Genre: Drama  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Madhur Bhandarkar`s `Fashion` once again falls by quite a bit, this time even in Bombay. The film has now netted the highest ever for a Madhur Bhandarkar movie, thanks to the UTV stamp. Given the release costs `Fashion` is now an above average fare in India but has been totally rejected in the Overseas.

Previous Weeks Box Office Reports »
 • ´Mardaani´ Impresses ; ´Singham Returns´ Is Super Hit ; ´Entertainment´ Survives ; ´Kick´ Is Blockbuster
 • Salman´s Resounding ´Kick´; ´Humpty Sharma..´ Is A Hit; ´Ek Vilain´ Super Hit!
 • ´Ek Villain´ To Open Well; Good Weekend For ´Humshakals´; ´Holiday´ Hits A Century!
 • ´Heropanti´ To Impress; ´The Xpose´ Is Dull; ´Hawaa Hawaai´ & ´Mastram´ Pull Through ; 100 Crore For ´2 States´
 • Bumper Start For ´2 States´ ; ´Bhoothnath Returns´ Succeeds ; ´Main Tera Hero´ Is A Semi-Hit!
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